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MaximumSomething #181 Posted 23 March 2016 - 03:26 PM

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View PostThe_Chieftain, on 23 March 2016 - 02:13 PM, said:

For the record, Sentinel seems to have the worst-designed turret I've ever been inside, so relatively poor gun handling at least is 'in character', but that doesn't help the in-game enjoyment factor.

 

I find that a little hard to believe, we've seen you in a Matilda turret after all. :P

 

The Sentinel's turret is more or less just a cast version of the Crusader's, gun sight is a 124 (I think), a copy of the usual British sight 21 degree FOV 1.9 magnification. The only unusual feature is the proportional electric traverse, I don't have a complete understanding of it but I am reasonable sure the same principle is used in things like cordless drills, with the exception that the AC uses mechanical switching rather than the modern electronic. Even Colonel Green, the guy whose report pretty much killed off the program, and who I personally believe was sent specifically to do a hatchet job on it, conceded the gun mounting was excellent.



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Hey Chieftain,

 

It was Quintus and I that met you at the tank museum today.  We should be good for tomorrow 7pm.

 

Craig (Emdee).

 



The_Chieftain #183 Posted 24 March 2016 - 06:39 AM

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View PostMaximumSomething, on 23 March 2016 - 07:26 AM, said:

 

I find that a little hard to believe, we've seen you in a Matilda turret after all. :P

 

The Sentinel's turret is more or less just a cast version of the Crusader's, gun sight is a 124 (I think), a copy of the usual British sight 21 degree FOV 1.9 magnification. The only unusual feature is the proportional electric traverse, I don't have a complete understanding of it but I am reasonable sure the same principle is used in things like cordless drills, with the exception that the AC uses mechanical switching rather than the modern electronic. Even Colonel Green, the guy whose report pretty much killed off the program, and who I personally believe was sent specifically to do a hatchet job on it, conceded the gun mounting was excellent.

 

The mounting may have been excellent, but the same could not be said for the rest of the turret. In no other tank have I been forced to sit sideways in any seat, let alone both the commander's and gunner's, and the handles for controlling the gun elevation are ridiculously placed well below the gun instead of to the side like a normal tank such as Matilda II.



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View PostThe_Chieftain, on 24 March 2016 - 06:39 AM, said:

 

The mounting may have been excellent, but the same could not be said for the rest of the turret. In no other tank have I been forced to sit sideways in any seat, let alone both the commander's and gunner's, and the handles for controlling the gun elevation are ridiculously placed well below the gun instead of to the side like a normal tank such as Matilda II.

 

Is the WG/AAAM tank missing its shoulder pad?

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Otakubouzu #185 Posted 24 March 2016 - 09:17 AM

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Chief, maybe you could post about these sentinel turret shortcomings on separate thread and how it affect in-game performance.

 

Maybe it won't stop people to disgruntled about how bad is in-game gun handling, but at least it may educating how people may expecting too much from sentinel.


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MaximumSomething #186 Posted 24 March 2016 - 11:43 AM

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Hey, you made the news!

 

Not sure if the ABC reported that accurately, but John Belfield put that turret on it. He traded at least one vehicle, Yeramba I think, to the RAAC museum for one of the M24s, and got his hands on the second Sentinel they had somehow, it might have been at the same time. It's the turret off the other AC the Cairns mob have. There's pictures of it complete with 37mm at Puckapunyal, then at the Melbourne Tank Museum still with a 37mm. the 2pdr was fitted shortly before the MTM sold up. It was in drivable condition. It looks like the MTVF let it sit outside too long.

 

If you want a laugh, got back and have a look at the Rats of Tobruk movie again, the swastikas, are painted on backwards/mirrored.


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Yes, there was a miscommunication somewhere. The joys of interviews.

 

it's still got the 37mm on it.



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View PostMaximumSomething, on 24 March 2016 - 12:09 AM, said:

 

Is the WG/AAAM tank missing its shoulder pad?

 

Bovington's, in this case. Yes, it is, if it ever had one, But that doesn't matter to one's arms and legs.

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View PostThe_Chieftain, on 24 March 2016 - 02:50 PM, said:

Yes, there was a miscommunication somewhere. The joys of interviews.

 

it's still got the 37mm on it.

 

Ah OK. The Auction photos showed a different unpainted barrel fitted in place of the 37mm. This one seems to be stamped ESC, I had assumed this was the English Steel Corporation but must be something else.

 

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View PostMaximumSomething, on 24 March 2016 - 12:09 AM, said:

 

Is the WG/AAAM tank missing its shoulder pad?

 

Bovington's, in this case. Yes, it is, if it ever had one, But that doesn't matter to one's arms and legs.

 

It should have, it's shown in the manuals.

 

Point taken about you arms and legs, but then you are freakishly tall. :teethhappy:



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Thanks Chieftain, it was good to catch up tonight.

 

If you're ever in Melbourne (or Cairns) and feel like a beer, look us up.

 

I hope you make your flight out and you don't get the 4 hour delay that Nemesis mentioned :-)

 

Emdee.

 



KitagouFumika #191 Posted 29 May 2016 - 03:30 PM

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Congratulations on getting your name in the credits of the girls und panzer movie's disc release.



The_Chieftain #192 Posted 01 June 2016 - 02:37 AM

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Now, I have to actually find the movie to watch it.

Otakubouzu #193 Posted 01 June 2016 - 09:40 AM

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Well, this is michael bay-level movie.

 

Fun but historical accuracy is... only exist when director feels it convenient. Maybe you should put articles about technical inaccuracy in this movie.


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Backstrom #194 Posted 04 June 2016 - 11:31 PM

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Expressing my gratitude to the Chieftain for his videos which I've watched for sometime now. It is quite informative and fun even for a civilian( did a stint in ROTC ) about the history and other facts about the tanks I've seen in World Of Tanks( and some that are not ). Please do keep up the very good work you and your crew have done. See you on the next one  :D

5plintered #195 Posted 08 June 2016 - 11:28 AM

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Did you know the STB-1 can do impressions?
0:00 - STB-1
1:09 - JagdPanther
1:42 - T49
2:11 - WT E100
3:10 - Skoda t50/51
3:50 - Object 416



KitagouFumika #196 Posted 07 August 2016 - 11:26 PM

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http://imgur.com/gallery/h5AAK

Hey Chieftain, did Wargaming provide the technical data for the tanks in this still? Certainly seems like the kind of drawings they might use.



The_Chieftain #197 Posted 11 August 2016 - 05:31 AM

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I'm not sure, though drawings were certainly part of our assistance.

KitagouFumika #198 Posted 28 October 2016 - 04:12 AM

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This is a very old topic, but are there any considerations to shuffling the American TD line and replacing the less historical tanks with more historical ones?

The_Chieftain #199 Posted 10 November 2016 - 03:39 AM

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Well, what have you in mind? We're certainly looking at doing some US re-jiggling, but the problem with the TD line is that the US kindof got off the TD bandwagon. We're already pushing things once we get above Tier VII

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I actually don't have anything in mind.

 

Has any more new information come to light since this was written?

 

http://ftr-wot.blogs...yer-branch.html






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